Okay. Update. So people will stop yelling at me. There is a very good chance I will not be returning to NY. NOT because of Brian. NOT because I am “giving up”. I simply can’t afford it. On top of that, I was miserable in NY. I loved my friends, I did, but I hated being so far away.
With that said. I am not giving up my dream. I am not giving up my education. I’m looking at a bunch of options. Originally, I was thinking I would stick here in Bellevue, get a job, start my business degree at a community college in the area. That is still something I am considering. I have also considered transferring my credits to a tech school, finishing my degree that way. The only problem with that is that not many places provide a baking DEGREE. Another thing I am really considering is simply transferring to the California campus. It is a lot closer to home. Close to family. About 10 hours from Vancouver. So if I REALLY wanted to I could come home on long week
ends. I would have no problem getting home on holidays. Only downfall is that it is still $40,000.
I will make my own decisions. I appreciate everyone trying to look out for me. I know that the messages I have received are you guys thinking you have my best interest in mind. But this is MY decision. All I want is people to support me. I need to do what makes ME happy. If that means waiting to go back to NY and staying here, so be it. If that means going to Cali instead of NY, that’s cool too. If that means that I want to live in a cardboard box off of 117th, that is up to me.
I have always been a “Ram” as my mom puts it. I go for what I want, I work my ass off for what I want. I get what I want. That’s how I got into CIA, that’s how I got an externship at the Herbfarm. That’s how I got where I am. I don’t understand why you all think that has changed all of a sudden, or why everyone thinks I am all of a sudden just going to give up. But you’re wrong.
I am the same Shelby you all know. I am just thinking realistically. If I continue my CIA education, which IS what I want to do, I will be in upwards of $100,000 in debt straight out of school. I would love to say that having CIA on my resume will pay for itself, but I can’t promise that. So unless you have $100,000 you can hand me, please let me make my own decisions. I appreciate what you are TRYING to do, but I am a grown up, and I need to do what makes ME happy. Not everyone else.